PEOPLE Writer: "Donald Trump Forced Himself on Me."

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This Oct. 5, 2016 file photo shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking during a campaign rally, in Reno, Nev.

A writer for PEOPLE magazine says she was assaulted by Donald Trump during a 2005 interview at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. 

Writer Natasha Stoynoff, who covered Trump for PEOPLE in the early 2000s, details the assault in a story published late Wednesday. 

The accusation comes less than a week after the release of a 2005 recording in which Trump is heard saying to Access Hollywood host Billy Bush, "I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything."

A spokeswoman for Donald Trump said the assault never happened and there is no merit or veracity to the story.